Château d’Yquem Premier Cru Superieur Classé*
Château d'Yquem is considered by many to be Bordeaux’s single greatest wine and it is the only wine in France to hold the Premier Cru Superieur (Great First Growth) designation. The uncompromising pursuit of quality is what sets this sweet white wine apart – a standard meticulously maintained throughout the estate’s history.
The château was built in the 16th and partly in the 17th centuries by the Sauvage d’Yquem family who came into possession of the estate in 1592. Nearly 200 years later, the Lur-Saluces family acquired the Château by marriage when, in 1785, Joséphine d'Yquem married Comte Louis Amédée de Lur Saluces.
It was under this new ownership that the vineyard flourished. Widowed only three years later at a young age, Joséphine d'Yquem transformed the estate into a highly efficient business with an international reputation. To accommodate the subsequent increase in demand that occurred with an increasing number of high-profile consumers, including the likes of Thomas Jefferson and the Tsars of Russia, a new cellar was built in 1826. This expansion was followed by a long period of prosperity for the Lur-Saluces family and Château d’Yquem.
20% Sauvignon Blanc
TOP VINTAGES PRODUCED:
1811, 1834, 1847, 1859, 1929, 1967, 1975, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2001, 2009
* Wine & vintages upon request